At Norton Children’s Rheumatology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, patients benefit from access to the Norton Children’s network of care.
The affiliation between Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians – Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine makes it easier for children and their families to access comprehensive rheumatology care connected to the Norton Children’s network.
This network provides a collaboration between subspecialties, access to inpatient care and improved continuity of care through Epic electronic medical records throughout the Norton Children’s system. Norton EpicLink allows providers to make a referral and stay connected to their patient’s progress, testing and care notes for any Norton Children’s encounter.
The specialists with Norton Children’s Rheumatology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the training and experience to treat all types of rheumatic conditions, including those affecting the bones, muscles and tissues. Our dedicated team treats some of the most complex rheumatic conditions, always with compassion — and smiles.
Refer a patient
As part of our commitment to better access to our pediatric specialists, when you make a referral to Norton Children’s Rheumatology, the patient will have an encounter within seven business days.
We conduct clinical trials through the Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization, an international research network. This affiliation allows our patients to be part of innovative studies and provides access to pharmaceutical industry-funded studies of cutting-edge treatments.
Our physicians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and American College of Rheumatology and are members of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance.
Experienced physicians who serve on the University of Louisville School of Medicine faculty are also passing along their expertise to the next generation of providers and conducting valuable clinical research that brings innovative treatments to their patients.
Norton Children’s continues to bring quality, compassionate pediatric care to children and families in Louisville, Southern Indiana and beyond.
We now offer access to our pediatric specialists within seven business days. Create a referral using Norton EpicLink.
Meet our team
Kenneth N. Schikler, M.D.
Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine and Rheumatology, UofL School of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, UofL School of Medicine
Kara M. Schmidt, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UofL School of Medicine
Kristin Klein, R.N.